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Will The Massachusetts Legislature Finally Be Able To Keep Its New Year’s Resolution to Pass Non-Compete Reform?

USA - January 25 2017 Last Friday, on January 20, 2017, the Massachusetts Legislature began its annual tradition of attempting to promulgate non-compete and trade secret...

Erik W. Weibust, Katherine Perrelli, Dawn Mertineit.


Federal Court Rejects Defend Trade Secrets Act Whistleblower Immunity Defense on a Motion to Dismiss and Orders Employee to Return Stolen Trade Secrets

USA - December 19 2016 This past Spring, we reported on the recently enacted Defend Trade Secrets Act (“DTSA”), which provides a new federal civil cause of action to trade...

Erik W. Weibust, Robert A. Fisher.


CFTC Proposes New Rule Allowing it to Obtain Trading Firm’s Trade Secrets Without Due Process

USA - November 10 2016 As the Obama administration winds down, its regulators are showing no signs of letting up. Last week the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)...

Erik W. Weibust.


Federal Court Rejects Foreign Employee’s Attempt to Avoid Forum Selection Clause on Grounds He Signed Under Duress Upon Arriving in U.S.

USA - October 24 2016 Earlier this fall, the U.S. District Court in Massachusetts transferred an employee’s declaratory judgment action to the Eastern District of Michigan...

Erik W. Weibust.


Two New England States Pass Legislation Restricting Physician Non-Competes

USA - August 22 2016 We've written a lot this summer about the Massachusetts legislature's latest failed attempt at non-compete reform. Two other states in New England...

Erik W. Weibust.